Archive for July, 2020

First Nuclear bomb test 75 years ago July 16, 1945

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

NUCLEAR RISK

In their own words: Trinity at 75

Seventy-five years ago today, the first nuclear bomb exploded near Alamogordo, New Mexico. Eyewitness excerpts offer a new retelling of the Trinity test, woven entirely from words that more than a dozen of the project’s protagonists first published in the Bulletin. Read more.

July 17, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Increasing Dangers of War!

      In the midst of a global pandemic, a growing climate crisis, unprecedented unemployment, and important demands for racial justice, the last thing we need is more war. Yet currently there are several very troubling events which could lead directly to further war.

      In the past few weeks Israel has bombed Iran. A military response by Iran could draw the US into another escalating war of massive, unrestrained consequences.

https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/israel-behind-attacks-irans-nuclear-facilities 

      RIMPAC     

      In addition to dangers of war with Iran, the US is conducting a massive show of military might in waters abutting China. The US has deployed several nuclear submarines, two aircraft carriers and their escort ships, and B-1 bombers are flying overhead. It’s also reported the US Army is practicing in Guam to seize Chinese claimed islands. The focus of all this display of US military might is a cluster of islands in the south China sea claimed by China where they recently installed military facilities on some of the islands. A miscalculation by accident or design could trigger another “Tonkin Gulf” alleged incident similar to what sparked the US bombing and escalating war in Vietnam.

https://popularresistance.org/a-new-tonkin-gulf-incident-in-the-making/

For further background see the following articles https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/07/09/cold-war-with-china-and-the-thucydides-trap-a-conversation-with-richard-falk/ and https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/07/07/the-racist-underpinnings-of-the-american-way-of-war/

      If this is not enough, now comes RIMPAC 2020 war training exercises in Hawaii by military forces from more than 20 countries scheduled from Aug. 17-31. It will involve dozens of war ships, more than 100 war planes, and thousands of troops.

Cancel RIMPAC! — Defund the War Machine!

Healthcare Not Warfare!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties.
4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
5. Seek peace through peaceful means and work for justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org

For more information and to receive our posts go to www.malu-aina.org

July 17, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 981 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Photo from July 10, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil

Friday, July 10th, 2020

 
Photo from the July 10, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil at the downtown Post Office.Federal Bldg

 This week’s peace leaflet below.

Trump’s Vision:

Die for the Dow! Profits Before Lives! 

                 

Alternative Vision

An Emergency Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic:

Cover all health care treatment for free; Keep workers on payroll; Provide direct, emergency $2,000 cash payments to every person in America every month for the duration of the crisis; Expand Unemployment Insurance; Emergency paid family and medical leave for all; Guarantee that no one goes hungry; Place an immediate moratorium on evictions, foreclosures, and utility shut-offs, and suspend payment on mortgage loans for primary residencies and utility bills; Waive all student loan payments for the duration of the emergency; Protect farmers: Prevent price gouging by pharmaceutical companies. Bail out working people, not corporate executives. Help contain the Virus. Please wear masks, social distance, wash hands, stay at home as much as possible. For more info see https://berniesanders.com/issues/emergency-response-coronavirus-pandemic/

Cut the Military Budget, Cancel RIMPAC, and Tax the Rich!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties.
4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
5. Seek peace through peaceful means and work for justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org

For more information and to receive our posts go to www.malu-aina.org

July 10, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 980 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

An alternative to Trump’s vision July 10, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Trump’s Vision:

Die for the Dow! Profits Before Lives!